Skoda Auto Volkswagen India’s operations become net water positive

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Mumbai: Skoda Auto Volkswagen India, the domestic unit of the VW Group, has achieved certification for being net water positive from DQS India achieving a water conservation ratio of 1.05, meaning it replenishes 105 litres of water for every 100 litres it uses.

Both of the company’s plants in India at Pune and Aurangabad are zero liquid discharge facilities boast effluent treatment and recycling facilities along with sewage treatment plants, the company said in a statement.

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This was complemented by several watershed management projects in Latur, Nippad and Gulani villages conserving over 220,000 cubic metres of water annually. The company aims to increase its net water conservation from 1:1.05 to 1:3 by 2025.

“As we grow our operation, we aspire to remain the flagbearer of sustainable operations and continue to demonstrate the economic viability of fulfilling our responsibility to replenish much more than the impact of our operations to the environment,” Gurpratap Boparai, managing director, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India, said in a statement.

Last year, the VW Group company was received ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ certification from TUV Nord.

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